The Manila-based Asian Development Bank has published a book entitled "Converting Migration Drains into Gains" last week. In it ADB warned the Philippines that the continuing diaspora of skilled labor will negatively impact overall productivity and eventually hurt foreign investments. Read article here. Another article shows in statistics just how much remittances from Overseas Filipino Workers (OFWs) factor in the entire GNP of the country.
The government ought to take heed. The migration will continue as people are weary of the widespread corruption and lack of economic and professional opportunities at home.
Will the day come when every Filipino will feel it unthinkable to live elsewhere?
I hope to see that day dawning.